PDP Chides APC As Supreme Courts Invalidates Mai Mala Buni’s chairmanship

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The Peoples Democratic (PDP) has chided the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of the chairman caretaker committee of the
The Peoples Democratic (PDP) has chided the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of the chairman caretaker committee of the

The Peoples Democratic (PDP) has chided the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of the chairman caretaker committee of the party and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni following the recent Supreme Cort ruling on the legality of his continued stay in office as the caretaker committee chairman of the party.

PDP through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said that it has become imperative that PDP alerts Nigerians and the international community that the APC under the current leadership by the Supreme Court’s ruling is not technically fit to operate as a political party in the country.

According to Ologbondiyan, an interpretation of the ruling of the Supreme Court shows that the Yobe State Governor has been acting in violation of section 183 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) as well as the provisions of Article 17(4) of the APC constitution.

In a statement issued on Friday, titled “Supreme Court Ruling: APC Now Invalid, Carries Burden of “Let Buyer Beware” – PDP, the PDP national publicity secretary wrote

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“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alerts Nigerians and the international community that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has become technically invalidated and now lacks the statutory structure to operate as a political party in our country.

“This is given the pronouncement of the Supreme Court which clearly pointed to the nullity of APC’s subsistence and activities as a political party, for having a sitting governor, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state, as its Chairman, in total violation of section 183 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) as well as the provisions of Article 17(4) of the APC constitution.

“A further interpretation of the pronouncement of the Supreme Court showed that all activities of the APC under Mai Mala Buni, including nomination of candidates for elections, agreements, official decision reached, establishment of committees for statutory activities as well as its planned ward, local government and states congresses now hang loosely on the threat of invalidity.

“The fate of the APC as a defunct party is already sealed and the party cannot come out of this self-inflicted quagmire even if it engages in the drama of appointing a new National Chairman in place of Mai Mala Buni.

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“This is because the APC has become statutorily vacuous, without a valid National Working Committee, without a valid National Executive Committee (NEC) and without a valid Board of Trustees (BoT) to legally initiate or carry out any official function including convoking any platform for the administration of the party. It is end of the road for the APC.

“In this regard, the PDP counsels all aspirants for the planned APC ward, local government and state congresses as well as the national convention to note that the APC is now in a state of “let the buyer beware”.

“Such intending aspirants should be cautious of putting their precious time and resources in a damaged vehicle that has come to the end of an ill-fated journey.

“In the same vein, those hoping to use the APC as a vehicle to realize their ambitions as President, governor, federal and state legislators as well as other elective offices should note the fate that has befallen the party.

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“Moreover, our party sympathizes with the APC governorship candidate in the coming Anambra governorship election over the misfortune of trying to journey in a political “one chance bus”.

“The PDP calls on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), state electoral commissions, the Judiciary, the National Assembly as well as other institutions of democracy in Nigeria to note this development and take appropriate actions.

“The fate that has befallen the APC is the direct consequence of its recourse to impunity, corruption, malpractices, recklessness, disregard to rule of law and total absence of internal democracy.

“On our part, the PDP, as a bastion of democracy in Nigeria remains committed to our ideology and vision of our founding fathers and will continue to rally with Nigerians in the collective quest to rescue our dear nation from the misrule and stranglehold of the now crippled APC.”

Signed:


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Kola Ologbondiyan
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